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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine

    by Joseph Fisher

    When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the-Sea needs a new fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine is the joy of the children in town and the pride of the firemen and townspeople alike. But after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Sad and forlorn Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a summer ... more

  • The Boy Who Painted the World

    by Melody J. Bremen
    Indigo is a boy with a dream. He spends his mornings in a refrigerator box, his afternoons shoveling snow, and his nights in the basement of a homeless shelter. But during every free moment, he draws and dreams of becoming a famous artist. His best friend Jade looks after him, but she is arrested for shoplifting and he’s left all alone. With his box of pencils under his arm, he sets out on a quest to search for Jade and discovers a whole new world… full of the art he loves. His journey brings ... more
  • Hoofen Floofen Island: A Children's Imagination Story

    by Monica Sword
    Little Lena lives in the chilly and dark northland longing for sunshine when she wins a ticket to anywhere in the world.
  • Dora Goes to Chloe's Farm

    by Bill Helland
    Dora Goes to Chloe's Farm is a fictional story about two very real, live cats. One lives in Bellingham, WA, and the other lives in Columbia, SC. Dora is the main character in the story and visits Chloe's farm. It is not too likely that Dora will ever travel to Columbia, SC, and since Chloe really doesn't live on a farm, as portrayed in the book, thus a fictional book pretending they do both. The book is intended to introduce various farm animals to young readers, with the help of Dora and her to... more
  • Journey

    by Claudine Carmel
    Two friends set off for an adventure in the sky. They travel through all kinds of weather before making it home again, but will they want to stay there after having had such a big adventure?
  • It Will Set You Free

    by Caitlin Elizabeth Harper
    Seventeen-year-old Ashling has always been a small-town girl, so when her home life blows up and her mother reacts by whisking her off to Brooklyn for the summer, Ash is forced to leave her simple life on a quiet street behind. At first, Ashling refuses to leave the apartment – until her cute neighbor, Andy, coaxes her out of her solitude, taps into her creative side, and shows her everything the city has to offer. Ash has no sooner decided to give the city (and other people) a chance when sh... more
  • "Days to the Gallows:A Novel of the Hartford Witch Panic"

    by Katherine Spada Basto
    When seventeen year old Ann Cole begins accusing friends and neighbors of witchcraft, a witch panic envelopes the Puritan Town of Hartford, CT in 1662. Paranoia and hysteria run rampant. Ann's friend Hester tries to discourage Ann's hysterics, but the more she discovers, the more conflicted she becomes about her own loyalties. With the ruthless Marshal Gilbert, the Puritan Elders and the Acting Governor himself at her beck and call, Ann can prove to be a dangerous enemy. After all, anyone in H... more
  • Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-andTell

    by Randi Lynn Mrvos

    Meet Maggie, a first-grader in Ms. Madison's class.  Maggie has a big problem. Tomorrow is summer vacation show-and-tell. All of her classmates know exactly what they are going to talk about, but Maggie doesn’t have any idea what she can share.  
     
    She could say she went on safari, or hiked the South Pole, or zoomed into outer space to Mars and the Moon. The truth is, Maggie didn’t travel during the break. The day is nearly over and Maggie hasn’t... more

  • The Perfect Pumpkin

    by Kristin Rene
    As the seasons come to life with holiday spirit, one little runt pumpkin is in search to find the perfect home; only no one seems to notice him. Time and time again he watches as the most beautiful pumpkins get picked and he is left behind. Will someone finally discover the beauty he possesses within? This darling tale will have you cheering for the smallest in size and the biggest of heart.
  • The History Makers

    by Val Bodurtha
    By the time Spanish explorers reached the Americas, the Aztec Empire was one of the greatest in the world. The ancient priests would slaughter sacrifices, sometimes by the thousands, all under the claim that their gods needed blood to make the sun rise every day. What would have happened had this empire prevailed over the Spanish and survived to this day? How would its bloodthirsty theocracy fit in with our world? Myla is an upper-class teenager in modern-day Azteca, partying her days away w... more
  • The Five Fierce Tigers of Rosa Martinez

    by Burt Kempner
    Rosa Martinez is seriously ill. She has the loving support of her mother and grandfather and a doctor who takes good care of her. But she also has a secret weapon. Rosa can summon five tigers to come to her aid when she's ailing or in big trouble. Her disease may think it has the upper hand for now, but wait until it encounters Gautama, Arik, Vashti, Selena and Quan -- the five fierce tigers of Rosa Martinez.
  • The Color Of Equality

    by Annette James-Rogers
    Based on the experience of my great grandparents and their children, The Color of Equality is the story of a failed CW era American colony of free born People of Color. Men of Color were denied the right to enlist and urged to emigrate by President Lincoln. An American colony was established in Haiti but ultimately failed due to numerous setbacks including lack of supplies and an epidemic The story is told from the point of view of 16 year old Miri who matures into a resilient, independent wo... more
  • A Heart of Steel - Part Three...when Young Love Is Never to Be Forgotten

    by Katherine Kobey
    Part Three - A Heart of Steel Through all that Shelby Porter has been through with her abusive husband, Richard, and her heart pinning for her long lost love, Jack Emerson, Shelby accidentally discovers an undisclosed secret about her tormented life. All the asking why came to light with the answer she now held in her hand. Or so she thought... A heated attempted murder trial, a family ripped apart, a woman existing every breath with fear and heartache. When Shelby's husband reveals his de... more
  • Maddie & Sayara

    by Sanjyot P. Dunung
    About the book… Maddie & Sayara are from very different cultures and meet while on holiday. They quickly forge a close friendship as they discover their similarities – their families, attitudes, dreams, and hopes. Their time together is cut short when Sayara is called home because her favorite cousin is unexpectedly jailed by powerful forces. Maddie is both surprised and shocked – and resolves to help Sayara free her cousin, Themi, from jail. Maddie wonders why girls are treated differe... more
  • Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump

    by Carole P. Roman
    Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day. She doesn't want to go to her best friend, Lola's sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola's big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories. Throughout her day, she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight-impaired friend, Macy, is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who's frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of get... more
  • Guardian Angel

    by Bill McCauley

    Markus Simmons, a 13-year-old 8th-grader, wants to hang with the cool kids. When his social studies class begins a Holocaust project, some A-listers befriend him to get him to work with them so they can have access to his Oma, who was in Auschwitz, and he discovers that there are Holocaust deniers in the world, one of whom is in his class. Then someone identifies his Oma as having played a criminal role during the Holocaust, and he has to reconcile his love for his grandmother, his desire to ... more

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